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Diplomacy and Cultural Faux Pas

President Obama was chided this week for removing chewing gum from his mouth during a state visit with India’s Prime ...

How Well Do You Listen?

With recent world events such as the uprisings in Ferguson, Missouri, the wars in Gaza, the Ukraine, and Syria, or ...

Constructive Feedback Across Cultures

I recently received some negative feedback from someone that shook me by the aggressive and public nature in which it ...

Holiday Traditions Around the World

Like many religious holidays, Easter is celebrated with local customs around the world. While here in the U.S. children might ...

Can You Ever Truly Return “Home”?

I just returned from Paris where I lived for many years. As is typically the case when I go back, ...

Cultivating Empathy to Build Cultural Bridges

I still remember my first professional job as a 22-year old having recently arrived in Paris. As it turned out ...